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DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB May 2014
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18 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The Precision M2800 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M2800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. The processor clock speed of the DELL Precision M2800 of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Precision M2800 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.8 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 only have between two and eight battery cells, however the Precision M2800 has nine battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. With a battery capacity of 97 watt-hours, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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Thick

The DELL Precision M2800 is quite thick (33.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision M2800 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ.

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Average Weight

The DELL Precision M2800 has a pretty average weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (£525.00) (2.6kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(27)
2 February 2015

When you get a workstation like this, it's because you want to be able to work wherever you are, with the files and software that you need for the job. For this reason, the Precision M2800 we're... Read more…

19 August 2014

It's not particularly portable, but the Dell Precision M2800 is certainly an impressive mobile workstation. Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles:...

14 August 2014

The Precision M2800 is big and heavy, but its performance is hard to beat if you need a high-end mobile workstation for graphics, video or 3D design. Battery life is quite respectable for such a...

11 August 2014

Dell has been making an effort to slim down many of its larger 15- and 17-inch laptops recently, but the Precision M2800 is very much a high-end mobile workstation that focuses on performance... Read more…

11 August 2014

After our review of the Dell Precision M2800 , it was obvious that Dell had worked hard these past few years to refine its mobile workstations. When the CRN Test Center looked at the Precision... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 January 2016 by South Dakota photog
South Dakota photog would recommend the Dell Precision M2800 (Verified Purchase)

Have no issues with this computer. Chose this one because of the i7 processor and upgraded the ram from 8 to 16 and it runs as fast and smoothly as I can ask for. Able to run multiple programs... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w4170, dell i74810, dell w4170m, dell i74810m, dell i74810mq
Barcodes 05397063434268, 05397063677757

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